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Truth and Reconciliation Week – September 26-30

September 26th, 2022

Remembering the Children 

This year, the theme for Truth and Reconciliation Week, September 26-30, 2022, is “Remembering the Children”. Pembina Hills is committed to Recognition, Respect and Reconciliation as we support schools and communities to grow and learn.

This week, students and staff will remember and memorialize the children lost to the residential school system, honouring Survivors and their families. Learning history from First Nations, Métis and Inuit knowledge keepers is an important part of reconciliation.

Each school in Pembina Hills will take extra time this week to engage in numerous learning opportunities for students to better understand and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, honouring survivors, their families and communities.

All schools and regional offices will lower flags to half mast as we continue to recognize the cultural diversity and strength of the Indigenous Peoples.

Teachers have been accessing a growing set of resources and content to support learning about the experiences of Indigenous People in Canada, particularly the impact of Residential Schools. We encourage parents to visit and explore the content available on the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website.

September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, No School

To honor the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Pembina Hills Board adopted September 30 as a non-instructional day starting in the 2022-23 calendar.

This day is also known as Orange Shirt Day which carries a very important message: every child matters. Staff and students will participate in wearing orange throughout the week.